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Tire & rim size question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by hidesertwheelin, Sep 18, 2005.

  1. hidesertwheelin

    hidesertwheelin 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I have a set for 36x12.50R16 SSR's. I can get for free a set of factory Chevy rims 16x6.5 8 lug. Do you guy's think this is safe to run? Thre tire says 8.5-11. wide rim, but these are free and free is good. What do you guy's think?
     
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    454k30 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    go with their testing

    if it says 8.5 to 11 inch rim then I would say get an 8.5-11 inch rim. Free is good, usable is better.
     
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    You can run them, it may cause the tire to crown and wear the centers out over time though.
     
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    Most of that could probably be avoided by running a lower PSI all the time. Less air will help the contact patch ride flater on the ground instead of crowning with the normal amount of air.

    That being said, I don't know if I'd run them or not. Especially when white wagon wheels can be had for cheap enough.
     

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